Saturday, March 23, 2013

How Many Cops Does It Take to Subdue 2 Guys?

Let's see, shall we? (VOLUME WARNING at 1:14)

Source / Via (NSFW)

Gorgeous Man-Made Ice Geyser - Duluth, MN

Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota / / Source / Via (NSFW)

This photo was one of 50 finalists in the 2012 Smithsonian Magazine photography contest.

Spurs' Manu Ginobili is Doing an AMA on Reddit

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Many people over the years have utilized a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to simply get to know fans, and answer some of the question that they feel are important to them. They often get interesting with some of the answers that pop up, as well as some of the incredible questions that Redditors come up with. Anyway Manu is there answering question now. CLICK THE IMAGE to go check it out!

UPDATE: Now that it's done, here is a link that will take you to a much easier-to-read version of the questions & answers.. I love Reddit, but it can be confusing sometimes of you're not familiar with it.

Lastly, here is a video of Manu's post-AMA reaction.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Turquoise Ice of Lake Baikal

~Siberia, Russia

Source: Alexey Trofimov / Via

Lake Baikal's Wikipedia page..

Spurs Update

Well it's been exactly 20 days since Tony Parker went down with a severely sprained ankle. Tomorrow will be the 3-week mark. He was already running on the treadmill a week ago, and is now already beginning limited practices. I doubt we'll see him tomorrow night against Utah, but chances are good that my prediction from my last update (back in the lineup by Wednesday, March 27th's game against Denver) will happen. And we may even get him one game sooner than that!

Here is the same schedule I posted for that last update, but this time I've written in the results since that update:

Mine / schedule source

So 6-2 without our leader? Nothing wrong with that, I say. Especially if you consider the following:

Admittedly, we did not play well in that game vs. Minnesota, and they just flat-out wanted it more. Of course when you shoot 35%, you're not gonna win very many - if any - NBA basketball games. But in the Portland game, we actually played pretty well. Shot 52%, had only 12 turnovers, and still had an almost-acceptable 22 assists on 44 FGs. But Portland shot the lights out (62%). Soon-to-be rookie of the year Damian Lillard was practically unstoppable in the 4th quarter, and they're fighting for their playoff lives. I believe they will make it, but that's another blog post.

Anyway to continue my point, we've won a few ugly games in the span as well, as our defense has been questionable lately. Those who have stood in for Tony have done a great job on the offensive side, but Tony's value on the defensive end is becoming very evident. Most importantly, however, is that we won the one game we needed the most - OKC. The Thunder have also helped matters by losing twice since their loss in San Antonio.

Our lead over OKC now stands at 2½, with Memphis, the Clippers, and Denver ALL 5½ back. Look at this way: The Heat have won 24 in a row, and they're still only 2½ games ahead of us.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013